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18th Sep '16 7:23:29 PM Necrodomo
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* Half of all [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are Paladins. They get magic armor, an arsenal of [[HolyHandGrenade Holy Hand Grenades]] (figuratively or literally depending on one's build) and the power to SmiteEvil, but they can lose it all if they don't keep up their moral standing. Given what the god in charge of judging morality [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity is like]] in this universe, the easiest way to do this is through KnightTemplar tendencies.
14th Sep '16 10:59:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Lord Parsifal, the Grand Master of the Knights of Justice, is a completely devout and heroic warrior who fights on the emperor's side in various wars, though he specifies that he serves God alone. His counterpart Frater Sinister of the Knights of Light is both corrupt and [[TheStarscream ambitious]].
31st Aug '16 4:49:36 PM nombretomado
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* The Church Knights from ''TheElenium'' by Creator/DavidEddings are Paladins, though it can be hard to see through their worldly tarnish on the Pandion, Genidian and Alcione knights. Cyrinic Knights are closest to the ideal, being the most religious and having shiny armour to boot. The manner of their [[spoiler:Preceptor Abriel's death -- charging a 300+ foot monster --]] is very Paladin.

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* The Church Knights from ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' by Creator/DavidEddings are Paladins, though it can be hard to see through their worldly tarnish on the Pandion, Genidian and Alcione knights. Cyrinic Knights are closest to the ideal, being the most religious and having shiny armour to boot. The manner of their [[spoiler:Preceptor Abriel's death -- charging a 300+ foot monster --]] is very Paladin.
25th Aug '16 8:20:47 AM Valen
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* Artix Von Krieger from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' and other games of the same company subverts the concept. He has a ''compulsive'' need to smite any undead creatures he comes across, and ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' reveals that [[spoiler:Artix is the Champion of Darkness, and as such cannot use the light-based magic of a Paladin. Instead, he was trained in the ways of the Undead Slayer, whose power and purpose is to free the souls of those enslaved by undeath]]. Paladin is also an available class in pretty much any Artix Entertainment fantasy game, though at least one version is member only.

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* Artix Von Krieger [[BigGood Artix]] [[IdiotHero von]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Krieger]] from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' and other games of the same company subverts the concept. He has a ''compulsive'' need to smite any undead creatures he comes across, and ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' reveals that [[spoiler:Artix is the Champion of Darkness, and as such cannot use the light-based magic of a Paladin. Instead, he was trained in the ways of the Undead Slayer, whose power and purpose is to free the souls of those enslaved by undeath]]. Paladin is also an available class in pretty much any Artix Entertainment fantasy game, though at least one version is member only.
8th Aug '16 6:26:55 PM jormis29
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* Dawn and Zenith caste Solar {{Exalted}} tend to put on a lot of the trappings of this trope, such as holy light and golden armour...as for how well they actually embody it, that's a matter of individual choice and the nature of one's [[HeroicBSOD Limit]] [[UnstoppableRage Break]].
* The drink based card game [[{{TabletopGame/DrunkQuest}} DrunkQuest]] has one as a character class. She likes [[{{The Need for Mead}} mead.]]

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* Dawn and Zenith caste Solar {{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' tend to put on a lot of the trappings of this trope, such as holy light and golden armour...as for how well they actually embody it, that's a matter of individual choice and the nature of one's [[HeroicBSOD Limit]] [[UnstoppableRage Break]].
* The drink based card game [[{{TabletopGame/DrunkQuest}} DrunkQuest]] ''{{TabletopGame/DrunkQuest}}'' has one as a character class. She likes [[{{The Need for Mead}} mead.]]
31st Jul '16 2:38:42 PM nombretomado
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* Priam Agrivar from [[DCComics DC]]'s ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' and ''Forgotten Realms'' titles back in the 80s, one of the better fleshed-out examples of the classic D&D-style (AD&D 2nd Edition in particular) paladin -- complete with all-too-human failings (like lingering alcoholism) and doubts but ultimately the determination to prove himself worthy as well. Interestingly, he seems to owe formal allegiance to no specific faith or other organization, or if he does, it's never shown; he always appears as essentially his own man trying to do good as best he understands it, and his powers seem to work well enough regardless.

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* Priam Agrivar from [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC]]'s ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' and ''Forgotten Realms'' titles back in the 80s, one of the better fleshed-out examples of the classic D&D-style (AD&D 2nd Edition in particular) paladin -- complete with all-too-human failings (like lingering alcoholism) and doubts but ultimately the determination to prove himself worthy as well. Interestingly, he seems to owe formal allegiance to no specific faith or other organization, or if he does, it's never shown; he always appears as essentially his own man trying to do good as best he understands it, and his powers seem to work well enough regardless.
30th Jul '16 1:02:31 PM nombretomado
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* The various holy Champions in ''TheWarGods'' series by DavidWeber take upon various aspects of this archetype including the ChurchMilitant, LawfulGood (for the protagonist and his fellows) and even the classic HealingHands.

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* The various holy Champions in ''TheWarGods'' ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series by DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber take upon various aspects of this archetype including the ChurchMilitant, LawfulGood (for the protagonist and his fellows) and even the classic HealingHands.
30th Jul '16 11:04:35 AM nombretomado
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* The Holy Knight from [[D20Modern Urban Arcana]] is basically what happens when you take a Paladin, [[PostModernMagic give him/her a motorbike, a Forced Entry armor, a Riot Shield, and a shock baton]], and remove their need to be Lawful. They do have an EvilCounterpart in the form of the Unholy Knight.

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* The Holy Knight from [[D20Modern [[TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana]] is basically what happens when you take a Paladin, [[PostModernMagic give him/her a motorbike, a Forced Entry armor, a Riot Shield, and a shock baton]], and remove their need to be Lawful. They do have an EvilCounterpart in the form of the Unholy Knight.
17th Jul '16 5:50:59 PM Drope
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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). Contrst with the BlackKnight.

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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). Contrst Contrast with the BlackKnight.
BlackKnight, who may be this character's EvilCounterpart.
17th Jul '16 5:49:54 PM Drope
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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). The DarkKnight could be considered this character's EvilCounterpart.

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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). The DarkKnight could be considered this character's EvilCounterpart.
Contrst with the BlackKnight.
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